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June 18, 2024 at 9:34 PM

Dad adorably helps dress daughter to go swimming for the 1st time

This dad presenting his baby daughter with swimsuit options is summer goals.
June 18, 2024 at 9:34 PM
VIDEO: Dad adorably helps dress daughter to go swimming for the 1st time
June 17, 2024 at 7:09 PM

Mom's creative hairstyles for deaf daughter's cochlear implant go viral

Tyanna Myers demonstrates how to embrace traditional Black hairstyles for children with cochlear implants, inspiring parents everywhere.
June 17, 2024 at 7:09 PM
VIDEO: Mom's creative hairstyles for deaf daughter's cochlear implant go viral
June 17, 2024 at 7:07 PM

Study shows how relationship between parents, newborn related to brain size

Dr. Jen Ashton shares a recent study that showed a correlation between the size of the brain and a parent’s relationship with their newborn.
June 17, 2024 at 7:07 PM
VIDEO: Study shows how relationship between parents, newborn related to brain size
June 17, 2024 at 6:22 PM

Surgeon general calls for health warnings on social media for younger users

The U.S. surgeon general called on Monday for social media platforms to include health warnings for younger users.
June 17, 2024 at 6:22 PM
Dr. Vivek Murthy appears on "Good Morning America."
June 17, 2024 at 6:13 PM

Paris Hilton says motherhood has 'changed my life,' gives advice for moms

Paris Hilton talks about motherhood and more.
June 17, 2024 at 6:13 PM
Paris Hilton performs onstage during the Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Pride Event June 13, 2024 in New York City.
June 17, 2024 at 2:57 PM

Surgeon general calls for warning labels on social media

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said health warnings labels should be applied to social media platforms.
June 17, 2024 at 2:57 PM
VIDEO: Surgeon general calls for warning labels on social media
June 17, 2024 at 2:19 PM

Surgeon general calls for warning-style labels on social media platforms

In an op-ed in The New York Times, Dr. Vivek Murthy writes, “A surgeon general’s warning label ... would regularly remind parents and adolescents that social media has not been proved safe.”
June 17, 2024 at 2:19 PM
VIDEO: Surgeon general calls for warning-style labels on social media platforms
June 15, 2024 at 3:53 PM

How to avoid learning loss for kids during summer break

Parenting expert Ericka Souter joins “GMA” with the parenting playbook on how to keep your kid’s learning on track during summer break.
June 15, 2024 at 3:53 PM
VIDEO: How to avoid learning loss for kids during summer break
June 15, 2024 at 1:09 AM

Jelly Roll opens up about fatherhood

The country music artist shared his ideal way of celebrating Father’s Day.
June 15, 2024 at 1:09 AM
VIDEO: Jelly Roll opens up about fatherhood
June 14, 2024 at 9:40 PM

Boy left at hospital at 11 years old instantly knew when he met his forever dad

Anthony Mutabazi, who is now 18, reflected on what it was about his then-foster dad, Peter, that let him know they'd be together forever.
June 14, 2024 at 9:40 PM
VIDEO: Boy left at hospital at 11 years old instantly knew when he met his forever dad
June 14, 2024 at 3:28 PM

After his 10-year-old son dies by suicide, a devastated dad takes on bullying

Sam Teusch said his son Sammy was an "amazing" child who experienced bullying at school.
June 14, 2024 at 3:28 PM
Sammy Teusch died on May 5, 2024, at the age of 10.
June 13, 2024 at 3:50 PM

Summer warning for parents amid reports kids sickened from E. coli at Virginia lake

Here's what parents should know about E. coli amid reports of illnesses from visitors of Lake Anna State Park in Virginia.
June 13, 2024 at 3:50 PM
Lake Anna state park in Virginia pictured in 2020.
June 13, 2024 at 3:13 PM

FDA had 'inadequate' policies to heed warnings about infant formula, probe finds

The FDA had "inadequate" policies to heed warnings about infant formula ahead of the 2022 critical shortage, according to HHS' Inspector General.
June 13, 2024 at 3:13 PM
Empty shelves formerly holding baby formula or infant formula are visible in a pharmacy in Lafayette, California amid an ongoing shortage, May 23, 2022.
June 12, 2024 at 6:42 PM

Why a Chick-fil-A owner is taking heat for a summer day camp idea

Chick-fil-A owners, like one in West Hammond, Louisiana, create programs to engage the local community, but a summer day camp idea has drawn criticism.
June 12, 2024 at 6:42 PM
A Chick-fil-A inside the Burlington Mall, July 26, 2012, Burlington, Mass.
June 10, 2024 at 4:55 PM

Gabourey Sidibe, husband Brandon Frankel announce arrival of twins

"Precious" actress Gabourey Sidibe and husband Brandon Frankel announced the arrival of their twins Cooper and Maya on Instagram.
June 10, 2024 at 4:55 PM
In this May 15, 2019 file photo Gabourey Sidibe attends the 20th Anniversary Bottomless Closet Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.
June 10, 2024 at 11:24 AM

US couple's trip to Brazil turns into 4-month stay after wife gives birth at 28 weeks

Christopher and Cheri Phillips' son Greyson was born prematurely on March 12 while the Minnesota-based family was traveling in Brazil.
June 10, 2024 at 11:24 AM
VIDEO: US couple's trip to Brazil turns into 4-month stay after wife gives birth at 28 weeks
June 7, 2024 at 11:18 PM

Watch the moment this mom helps her 5-year-old daughter dress for her 1st dance

"As a mom, I know that she's beautiful but it's important that she sees herself that way," Colette Louis said of her daughter Cami's reaction seeing her dressed for her father-daughter dance.
June 7, 2024 at 11:18 PM
VIDEO: Watch the moment this mom helps her 5-year-old daughter dress for her 1st dance
June 7, 2024 at 10:14 PM

Mom and therapist remind parents that summer breaks aren't the same for everyone

Whitney Caves is sharing a realistic reminder that while school is out for the summer, everything else can remain the same.
June 7, 2024 at 10:14 PM
VIDEO: Mom and therapist remind parents that summer breaks aren't the same for everyone
June 7, 2024 at 8:58 PM

Mom shares realistic summer reminder for parents: 'It's OK to be in a hard season'

A Mississippi mom is sharing a reminder for other parents this summer, encouraging them to not feel pressured to have a perfect summer.
June 7, 2024 at 8:58 PM
Whitney Caves, a mom in Mississippi, is sharing a reminder for other parents about letting go of summer pressures.
June 6, 2024 at 7:34 PM

Keeping children safe on social media: What parents should know to protect their kids

At what age should kids be on social media
June 6, 2024 at 7:34 PM
FILE - A child holds an iPhone at an Apple store on Sept. 25, 2015 in Chicago. Parents — and even some teens themselves — are growing increasingly concerned about the effects of social media use on young people. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
June 6, 2024 at 6:29 PM

Macaulay Culkin on how his 'complicated relationship' with Father's Day has evolved

Macaulay Culkin shared an Instagram post reflecting on how his "complicated relationship" with Father's Day has evolved since becoming a dad.
June 6, 2024 at 6:29 PM
Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song attend Clarins' new product launch party at Private Residence, March 15, 2024, in Los Angeles.
June 6, 2024 at 6:10 PM

Pregnant Iskra Lawrence claps back at body shamers: 'still in disbelief'

Iskra Lawrence clapped back at online trolls fro "fat shaming" her.
June 6, 2024 at 6:10 PM
Iskra Lawrence attends The Inaugural Rare Impact Fund Benefit Supporting Youth Mental Health Hosted by Selena Gomez at Nya Studios, Oct.4, 2023, in Los Angeles.
June 6, 2024 at 5:36 PM

Skyrocketing child care costs show how inflation could impact 2024 election

U.S. families spend an average of $11,000 on child care each year.
June 6, 2024 at 5:36 PM
Children attend Teddy Bear College, a child care center in Bensalem, Penn.
June 6, 2024 at 4:45 PM

Jelly Roll, wife announce they are exploring growing family via IVF

Jelly Roll and his wife Bunnie XO announced they were planning on having a child, and that the couple was "exploring" IVF.
June 6, 2024 at 4:45 PM
Jelly Roll and Alyssa DeFord attend the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards in Frisco, TX, May 16, 2024.
June 6, 2024 at 4:40 PM

Best indoor and outdoor toys for kids from babies to 14+

Check out the best gifts for kids of all ages, with picks at every price point.
June 6, 2024 at 4:40 PM
Best toys for kids from babies to 14+
June 6, 2024 at 3:04 PM

A look at the effect of screen time on children

"GMA" looks at a new study that finds the more parents use their devices in front of their kids, the more their children’s screen time increases.
June 6, 2024 at 3:04 PM
VIDEO: A look at the effect of screen time on children
June 6, 2024 at 1:35 PM

Baby born at 1.5 lbs receives a celebration as she finally goes home from hospital

9-month-old baby Margo has had a long journey in the NICU due to being delivered at 25 weeks and now she makes her way home from the hospital with her family.
June 6, 2024 at 1:35 PM
VIDEO: Baby born at 1.5 lbs receives a celebration as she finally goes home from hospital
June 6, 2024 at 12:13 AM

What child care costs mean for presidential election

U.S. families spend an average of $11,000 on child care each year.
June 6, 2024 at 12:13 AM
U.S. families spend an average of $11,000 on child care each year.
June 5, 2024 at 11:06 PM

Actress speaks out after announcing she’s pregnant at 54

'Boy Meets World' star Trina McGee is opening up about her fourth pregnancy
June 5, 2024 at 11:06 PM
Actress Trina McGee attends the premiere of Lionsgate's "Knock Knock" at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on October 7, 2015 in Hollywood.
June 5, 2024 at 3:34 PM

Mom shares controversial opinion on why she doesn’t return grocery carts

Leslie Dobson posted a video explaining why she doesn’t return her shopping cart.
June 5, 2024 at 3:34 PM
Dr. Leslie Dobson explained on her TikTok video about why she doesn’t return her shopping cart at the grocery store.
June 5, 2024 at 9:45 AM

New study finds most maternal-related deaths in the US happen after birth

New study finds maternal mortality rates in the US far exceeds rates those of any other high-income nation, with 65% of women dying up to one year after giving birth.
June 5, 2024 at 9:45 AM
A pregnant woman holds her belly by a window in an undated stock photo.
June 4, 2024 at 10:21 PM

Baby girl born at 1 pound, 5 ounces goes home for 1st time in 9 months

A Louisiana girl is going home for the first time after spending the first nine months of her life in the neonatal intensive care unit.
June 4, 2024 at 10:21 PM
Margo has been discharged from Children’s Hospital New Orleans after nine months in the NICU.
June 4, 2024 at 8:25 PM

Dad turns laundry basket into an epic roller coaster

This dad gave his daughter a virtual roller coaster ride in a laundry basket.
June 4, 2024 at 8:25 PM
VIDEO: Dad turns laundry basket into an epic roller coaster
June 4, 2024 at 8:02 PM

New survey on kids and online safety

Parenting expert Rachel Simmons discusses the poll revealing that parents prioritize online safety over independence and privacy.
June 4, 2024 at 8:02 PM
VIDEO: New survey on kids and online safety
June 4, 2024 at 7:13 PM

Male birth control gel could be effective, study shows

A new study finds that preliminary results of a male birth control gel suggests that it’s effective and could be a reversible alternative to a vasectomy and Dr. Jen explains.
June 4, 2024 at 7:13 PM
VIDEO: Male birth control gel could be effective, study shows
June 4, 2024 at 5:20 PM

A landmark New York bill would restrict social media for kids. Here's what to know.

Bill would stop tech platforms from using algorithms for feeds used by children.
June 4, 2024 at 5:20 PM
A child holds a smartphone screen displaying the TikTok logo, March 10, 2024.
May 31, 2024 at 2:46 PM

Child care costs are outpacing inflation: Report

KPMG's chief economist says Americans are downbeat over child care costs.
May 31, 2024 at 2:46 PM
A child holds an adult's hand in an undated stock image.
May 31, 2024 at 12:17 AM

Graduating mom gets master's hood from 3-year-old son: 'I hope he never forgets it'

Natasha S. Alford, a New Jersey mom, opens up about her master’s graduation and receiving her master’s hood from her 3-year-old son at commencement.
May 31, 2024 at 12:17 AM
When Natasha S. Alford graduated, her university’s dean invited her 3-year-old son Julian to give his mom her master’s hood on stage.
May 30, 2024 at 6:26 PM

Must-have baby registry items

Grace Bastidas, editor-in-chief of PARENTS, shares some gender neutral must-have baby registry items for expecting parents who want to be surprised as to whether it’s a boy or girl!
May 30, 2024 at 6:26 PM
VIDEO: Must-have baby registry items
May 30, 2024 at 6:14 PM

How does extreme heat impact pregnancy? Study links heat waves to early births

Marking the largest investigation into extreme heat and pregnancy to date, researchers analyzed 53 million births over 25 years.
May 30, 2024 at 6:14 PM
May 30, 2024 at 5:56 PM

Pregnancy has impacts on metabolic system, study shows

Being pregnant is hard work – even metabolically, according to a new study. ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton explains.
May 30, 2024 at 5:56 PM
VIDEO: Pregnancy has impacts on metabolic system, study shows
May 30, 2024 at 2:51 AM

The heartwarming story behind viral video of daughter’s post-breakup text from dad

Fallon Thompson’s viral Tiktok video of her dad’s supportive text after a breakup highlights the incredible bond she shares with her father, Scott.
May 30, 2024 at 2:51 AM
VIDEO: The heartwarming story behind viral video of daughter’s post-breakup text from dad
May 29, 2024 at 7:46 PM

Dad's text messages after witnessing daughter's breakup go viral

A Texas dad is going viral on TikTok for sharing some wise words with his daughter after seeing her go through a breakup.
May 29, 2024 at 7:46 PM
In a TikTok post, Fallon Thompson shared text messages her father sent her after seeing her go through a breakup.
1 month ago

Internet is in awe as grandmother holds 4 newborn grandbabies

Meet the ultimate super grandma!
1 month ago
VIDEO: Internet is in awe as grandmother holds 4 newborn grandbabies
1 month ago

Promising numbers of women with breast cancer who had a baby after diagnosis: Study

A study of around 200 women aged 40 and under with non-metastatic breast cancer who wanted children found that about three-quarters were able to conceive after diagnosis, with about two-thirds giving.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Promising numbers of women with breast cancer who had a baby after diagnosis: Study
1 month ago

Most younger women who want kids after breast cancer are successful, data shows

Most younger women who were diagnosed with breast cancer were successful in getting pregnant, according to a new study.
1 month ago
Among younger women with breast cancer, new research suggests it may be possible for many to have a baby after their diagnosis, thanks to advances in breast cancer care.
1 month ago

A look at the biggest challenges facing boys in high school

Our series "The New Gender Gap" looks at how many boys in high school have trouble staying on task.
1 month ago
VIDEO: A look at the biggest challenges facing boys in high school
1 month ago

More grandparents are raising their grandchildren, and support is crucial

Millions of grandparents are taking on parenting again to raise their grandchildren, often 30 years after they first became parents. For resources, contact your local agency on aging.
1 month ago
VIDEO: More grandparents are raising their grandchildren, and support is crucial: US Census
1 month ago

Mother-daughter running duo race in their 1st half marathon together

Mandy Kwan and her mom ran the Brooklyn Half Marathon for the first time together thanks to the support from the New York Road Runners.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Mother-daughter running duo race in their 1st marathon together
1 month ago

Does eating too much sugar really make kids hyper?

ABC News medical correspondent Dr. Darien Sutton looks at new research that indicates sugar intake may not be linked to hyperactivity.
1 month ago
Does eating too much sugar really make kids hyper?